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    Equal Pay for Equal Work is Long Overdue

    Equal Pay for Equal Work is Long Overdue

    Despite passage more than 50 years ago of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for…

    Many Boomers Must Work

    Many Boomers Must Work

    These days Boomers, meaning those of us between 50 and 68, are feeling squeezed in ways we never expected. Our mantra has always been, “I want to live!” and most…

    Keeping It Local

    Keeping It Local

    I’ve written several times about the benefits of using a real estate agent, and about the potential pitfalls of not using one.  While a few sellers and even fewer buyers…

    Interesting Interest Rates and the End of QE

    Interesting Interest Rates and the End of QE

    For those of you who have been living in a hole, mortgage interest rates over the past few years have been historically low. According to www.mortgage-x.com, the 30-year fixed interest…

    My Dinner with Miles

    My Dinner with Miles

    If you were asked to create the guest list for a fantasy dinner party, whom would you invite? Dreaming up interesting combinations of dinner companions is one of my favorite…

    There’s No Place Like Home

    There’s No Place Like Home

    Like the twister that transported Dorothy’s house to Oz 75 years ago, a tornado of love and equality has swept away numerous states’ bans on marriage for LGBT couples over…

    Tips to Minimize Wedding Stress

    Tips to Minimize Wedding Stress

    Last month, I read a column in another local newspaper, the Jweekly, entitled “Getting married at home? Some tips to help ensure a stress-free celebration.” I was surprised that almost…

    Addiction Myths

    Addiction Myths

    When Brian realized that his depression, work problems and relationship difficulties were due to his crystal meth use, his new clarity initially felt exciting and empowering. Having put two and…

    Don’t Let Your Demons Scare You

    Don’t Let Your Demons Scare You

    The good medicine this month is a massive purge of pent up emotions that has not been metabolized. Free yourself from emotional barriers festering inside, holding you back, and keeping…

    What’s Happenin’ for Halloween, Queen!

    What’s Happenin’ for Halloween, Queen!

    By Sister Dana Van Iquity On October 31, 1989, two weeks after San Francisco was devastated by the Loma Prieta earthquake, we Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence stood on stepstools and…